AIA releases Diversity in the Profession of Architecture Survey

WHAT: A survey of more than 7,500 professionals examines the impact of basic demographics such as race, ethnicity and gender on the success in the field of architecture. The purpose is to investigate the careers of diverse architects beginning in college, examining how firm culture affects their career objectives and what type of practices minority architects are working in.

Key findings in survey:

  • Representation by gender and race
  • Reported challenges to career advancement
  • Work life balance impact on representation of women
  • Factors impacting representation of minorities
  • Reasons for leaving the field
  • Job satisfaction levels

Equity and Diversity in Architecture #AIACHAT: Storify transcript is available

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Founded in 1857, the American Institute of Architects consistently works to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards. The AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world. Visit


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